Business is booming in Canada’s riskiest online city

Location, location, location. If homeowners and businesses were to take a cue from the Norton Top 10 Riskiest Online Canadian Cities Report, Burlington might well be ghost town in a couple of months.

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Report names 10 riskiest Canadian cities for cybercrime

A small but bustling southern Ontario city and British Columbia municipalities off the banks of the Fraser River are the riskiest Canadian municipalities when it comes to spam and online fraud, according to

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Pharmaceuticals drive February spam

Spam continued to be the scourge of inboxes around the world in February, when the spam rate surged to 89.4 per cent, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous month. As

Published on: March 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Dangerous delusions about e-mail and online safety

I can't stop thinking about my experience last month when I had to reload Windows XP for a friend. It makes me think we need to reconsider how we in the security world

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Kenneth van Wyk

Kneber botnet — a multi-headed hydra that’s wreaking havoc

Information gathered about a newly discovered botnet called Kneber indicates that multiple infections by different malware on the same host could work together as a sophisticated mechanism to give all the malware a

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Tim Greene

How to win contests — and cool prizes — on Twitter

New contests surface every day on Twitter, with a large variety of prizes up for grabs. Recent contests have given away everything from netbooks to gas cards to $25,000 for a new car.

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Lauren Barnard

New Threats and High Spam Rates Mark the Beginning of 2010

It’s no secret that scammers and spammers are always looking ahead to capitalize on topical news and seasonal activities to target unsuspecting web users. Whether it’s the New Year’s spam we’ve just intercepted

Published on: February 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Scammers & fraudsters extend Holiday earnings at Haiti’s expense

As much as consumers look forward to Christmas every year, retailers salivate at the boost in revenue and its positive impact on earnings. No one enjoys the holidays more than criminals however, from

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Heartless 419 scammers prey on Haiti relief donors

While Canadians today the option of using SMS and other social networking tools to deliver financial aid to tens of thousands of victims in the Haiti's worst earthquake ever, cybercrooks have lost no

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Holiday fear mongering! Will Anyone Survive 2010?

Since my previous blog post I read a ridiculous number of security projections for 2010. These range from catastrophic scenarios to something much, much worse. To these I say, bah humbug! It seems

Published on: December 24th, 2009 Claudiu Popa

H1N1 spam scam unleashes havoc

A massive spam campaign that poses as a message from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking people to register for H1N1 vaccinations remains a big problem today, a security researcher said.The messages

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Spam mastermind gets four years in slammer

Alan Ralsky, the self-styled "Godfather of Spam" has been sentenced to more than four years in jail for a scheme that used spam to manipulate stock prices in order to make a profit.One

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk and Brian Jackson

Boston Celtics use hosted e-mail service to stamp out spam

On the basketball court, the Boston Celtics are a well-oiled machine, dispatching lesser opponents with ease and style. But behind the scenes, the Celtics' franchise recently found that its e-mail infrastructure was outdated

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Jon Brodkin

Free iPhone app lets you track swine flu outbreaks

A free iPhone app called "Outbreaks Near Me" is designed to help users track and report oubreaks of swine flu and other infectious diseases. Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston built the application

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Matt Hamblen and Joan Goodchild